manufacturing: February 2009 Archives

Peanut Corporation of America

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Not economy-related, but certainly retail-affecting, the Peanut Corporation of America filed for bankruptcy protection on Saturday. The company is under extreme pressure following salmonella outbreaks traced to unclean conditions at more than one of its factories. Sales of peanut-based grocery products are down as much as 28% in the wake of the health scare.

Rayovac, Remington manufacturer in bankruptcy

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Spectrum Brands, a consumer products manufacturer, filed for bankruptcy amid a heavy debt load earlier this week. Spectrum, which manufactures Rayovac batteries, Remington shavers and a variety of household and pet products, is working on efficiencies that will strengthen the company after its filing. Continuing operations are expected.

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